Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Floral Saturday!!

Happy Saturday....and Happy Easter weekend. I hope you are all enjoying the weekend and you have time to do the things you love the most. Rick and I going clays shooting this morning with some friends, wish me luck!!

It is also time for this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are asking you to create a card in the vintage, shabby chic, primitive style with the idea of floral....however you interpret that, either with your images, added flowers or papers. We cannot wait to see what you come up with.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will also select one project as Top Pick and the creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for our monthly Guest Designer spot.

I have used a bit of floral goodness all over my card. I started with my card base of ivory adding a piece of green paper that was created by Megan at one of my new fave blogs Lilac and Lavender where she is always designing and giving away beautiful vintage and shabby chic digital images. Just last week she offered this adorable girl with her flowers in a wheelbarrow, and not only does she come in this form with journal lines but also without the lines and in tag form. Megan also had scanned a fabric covered book in the green which she also let us us download. I printed it out and used it as my background....distressing and adding a floral image from Stampin' Up's set "Kindness Matters".  I added some Flowersoft to some of her flowers in the wheelbarrow. Can you see where I layered her hat to give it some dimension? The flowers are made using Spellbinders Rose and Carnation Creation dies....after cutting, I sprayed them with water twisting and shaping with my tweezers and left to dry overnight. Then I sponged them with TH distress ink in Peeled Paint. Love how they turned out. My sentiment which I placed with the little girl and her hope butterfly are both from Create with TLC where Paulette always has something wonderful going on.

I tried a new technique for the doily behind my flowers. I used my Martha Stewart corner punch on a circle that I cut with a Spellbinders die. I saw this on Pinterest and thought that I pinned it, but not so. I am sorry that I can't show you a link to this. It was my first attempt and it may not always work out perfectly, but if you have a place that doesn't finish out right, just add an embellishment there
Here is a picture before I added it to my card.

Just line the outermost point of your corner punch on the very edge of your circle and punch, keep sliding to the side and try to pick a point to line up at the edge of your design. Just keep going around the circle and hopefully it will finish up well or pretty close! Clear as mud???

For the inside, I used another image from SU's Kindness Matters and a stamp by Stampendous, this is one of my favorite sentiment stamps.

I had lots of fun creating my card for this week and I can't wait to see what you enter at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge -- to use punches/dies

The Shabby Tea Room Homegrown Flowers and inspiration picture

Crafty Friends Challenge where it is their first challenge "Vintage"

Be sure and check out these blogs, lots of wonderful eye candy!

Wishing you all a happy day, be sure to do something this week that makes it special for you and yours!

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Betty Benton said...

You have created a masterpiece here, Patti! It is totally gorgeous -- sooo sorry it got torn though (lol!!) The little girl with the wheelbarrow is adorable!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Patti! I love the vintage image and the whole design of the card! Great flowers! Have a good day!

Beate said...

Patti, your card looks gorgeous! Your punched doily looks fabulous. So do the flowers and the vintage image. Thanks so much for participating in our first challenge.
Happy Easter!
Hugs and smiles

Pat said...

Beautiful card Patti, love the doily and the sweet image. Hope the clay shooting went well, and that you have a lovely Easter break.

Pat xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

Wow. This is stunning! A real work of art. Love your details and flowers ....hope you shoot a ton of clay LOL

Have a beautiful Easter!

Holly Young said...

Just beautiful, Patti! Love those flowers!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Beautiful card my friend! Love your flowers!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Patti, I like the vintage image,thanks for joining in with us at Cardmadfairy Digi days.
Kevin xx

Jennie said...

Love the doily on this Patti and just beautiful card! Lovely way you did the inside too. I try to take time to do the inside of my cards as I am creating...however, lately have been seriously slacking in that department.

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning card Patti, totally beautiful! Love your flowers and I will be visiting Lilac and Lavender. Thanks for the tip on the doily!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just delightful, Patti! Your vintage image is sweet as can be and I love the way you used the SU stamp to create your background paper. Your flowers are sensational too!


Lovely Linda said...

Awwww Patti - this is divine! I love your doily and the gorgeous image, flower - okay, I love it all! What a blessing to see you play along with our first Crafty Friends Challenge! {{{hugs}}}

Rebekah said...

Such awesome flowers and a great doily technique. Will definitely have to try it!
so glad to have you play along with us at TSTR!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! First time visiting your blog! Your card is absolutely wonderful; I've been sitting here admiring every detail. Love hearing about Lilac & Lavender, too; this is the kind of image I love! Great job!

Colleen said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love the flowers you created and the doily. Happy Easter.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love how you did the doily behind the flowers, so creative and perfect. Such a sweet image, works great with the distressed edges.

Megan said...

Wow Patti! I am so blown away by your beautiful card!! This is why I love offering free graphics ~ so people like you can take them to the next level :) I love how you incorporated the green book cover I scanned (I actually didn't know if anyone would use it, so thank you for letting me know!) Love the quote you chose also... you really made my day ~ thanks so much for sharing :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautiful creation Patti!

Matylda said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful flowers- great job!!!
Greetings from Poland

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is spectacular. So many wonderful elements. Love your doily and flowers and especially that darling vintage image.

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Your flowers are gorgeous!! Nicely done!!!